British medic only the fourth woman to win the Military Cross
A British army medic who put herself in “mortal danger” to treat a wounded Afghan soldier under heavy Taliban fire has been awarded the Military Cross.
L/Cpl Kylie Watson, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, gave medical care in exposed open ground for 20 minutes.
Her citation spoke of her “immense courage” and “inspiration” to her platoon in Helmand province last year.
L/Cpl Watson is believed to be only the fourth woman to receive the MC, the third highest award for gallantry. . .
- Greg Pollowitz